The 16 selected children have continued to attend their integral treatment with significant advances. It is worthy to highlight among them, Laura Gabriela Tenjo, one of the girls between 4-7 years-old, and Neitan Segura, a 3-year old boy, who initiated with severe oral health problems, and now they have healthy teeth and good hygiene habits which allow them to keep their teeth without cavities. This also permitted them to initiate with the orthodontic appliances to ease their maxilar expansion and improve their occlusion. Stefany Castillo, a 5-year old girl who used to have serious speech alterations, has significantly improved thanks to speech therapies which she has attended opportunely and an ear surgery which has allowed her a better listening because formerly she used to suffer a chronic otitis.
Juan David Moreno, a 7-year old boy, also came with speech difficulties and has also shown important advances with each of the worked sounds, even though his attendance to the treatment is on once-a-month basis with the specialist and some works that have to be performed at home with her mother due to him living 6-hours far from Bogotá. Also, this progress is the result of a surgery practiced to him to correct the velopharyngeal insufficiency he used to have.
Out of the remaining 12 children, 2 of them who are older than 10 years, where intervened with a surgery during this period and, even though the surgery costs are not covered with GlobalGiving donations, but with resources from other donations, they could be done thanks to the complementary treatments practiced to them to be ready to make them possible successfully. With your donations received during June July and August, Fisulab was able to procure complementary treatment to these 16 children up to August 31st, 2013.
As per previous report, 16 children were elected to receive integral treatment during 6 months (February – July), with donations received through GlobalGiving.
Out of them, the 5 youngest children of 4-years old, have attended once every month and a half in average, to the stimulation and prevention groups which include speech therapy and psychology; 2 of them speak perfectly well and are in the process of initiating their kindergarten; the youngest, who is still below one-year old, is receiving all necessary stimulation guidelines to avoid language difficulties; a 4.5 year-old girl has big difficulties with her speech and will require a very speech therapy intensive tracing, lives far from Bogota and it is not feasible for her to come more than once a month. Regarding dentistry treatment for these children, they have attended once every three weeks in average, especially for oral health maintenance and prevention of alterations, even though, 3 out of the 5 have required operative dentistry.
The 8 children in school age (4 – 7 years old), have attended to speech therapy once a month in average, although 4 out of them, who still have language alterations, attend once a week where possible. They have also attended psychology therapies once every two months in average to do the proper adjustments to their treatment and school environment. 5 out of the 8, already started their initial orthodontic treatment. All of them have had oral health sessions.
The 3 oldest children from this group (10-12 years old) are mainly receiving dentistry treatment focused on the interceptive orthodontics with an average presence of once every three weeks, for control purposes of their orthodontic appliances. 2 of them still have some speech alterations; therefore, they simultaneously attend speech therapies when they come to dentistry controls.
With the donations received since first report, these 16 children will be able to continue their treatment for two more weeks, it means approximately until mid-August, 2013.
8 boys and 8 girls between 9 months and 12 years of age, coming from different places of Colombia will benefit during next six months from this project, as soon as we receive the funds from GlobalGiving.
Five children under 4 years of age will attend together with their parents to Fisulabs prevention program on monthly basis. This program consists of groupal speech and psychology therapies and pediatric dentistry controls to make a follow up in their general development. From speech therapy an emphasis is made in language development to opportunely detect the appearance of cleft palate inherent alterations; the participation in psychology is focused to education and emotional patterns which allows opportune detection of parent-child inconveniencies due to unsolved duels; pediatric dentisty concentrates in provide all required oral health education patterns on individual basis and the proper follow up.
8 children between 4 and 7 years-old are going to be treated in speech therapy, few of them have participated of the prevention program, but due to their growing process speech alterations need to be controlled to secure their good development before entering school, and a permanent control of their ears and audition. They also initiate an orthodontic interception whose objective is to early correct malocclusion and prepare the dental arcs (gums) to alveolar bone graft. Psychology in this stage makes a close follow up and accompaniment to the schooling entrance as well as to developing strategies to a better adjustment to the use of dental appliances.
3 children between 10 and 12 years-old, having already the alveolar bone graft get into a new stage of the dental treatment for the final corrections of malocclusion and other dental alterations. Being in this preteen stage they begin to present new alterations in social adjustment which are dully treated by psychology.
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